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Lucy Ferriss
Writer-in-Residence, Emerita
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Trinity College faculty member since 2000
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Tufts Univ.
M.A., Tufts Univ.
M.A., San Francisco State Univ.
B.A., Pomona College

Professor Ferriss's teaching, whether of literature or of creative writing, stems from her experience as a writer, a vocation that is itself a continuous experience of learning from and for literature. Put simply, her goal is to ask and prompt the question: “What is happening here?” Literature and creative writing are not ciphers by which we figure out a message, an adage, or a bit of history; they are dynamic events shaped by writers and readers in a shared imaginative world.